Brian Fenton

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Donegal’s Hugh McFadden with Con O’Callaghan of Dublin in their Allianz Football League Division 1 semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan. Photograph: ©Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The year is half done and the Dubs keep rolling. A shared National League title won’t detain too many beyond the quizzers but if it’s pointers for the(...)

Dublin’s Paddy Small scores a goal during the Allianz Football League Division One  semi-final against Donegal at  Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 1-18 Donegal 1-14 All hail, then, the first ever joint-winners of the National Football League. The Dubs came through their semi-final with fe(...)

Brian Fenton in action against  Donegal’s  Daire Ó Baoill at Croke Park last year. Fenton is among a senior cohort of Dublin players who have started every league game. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ordinarily, you wouldn’t be getting too excited about a weekend of league semi-finals. There have been years when teams would do a heavy block of tra(...)

Andrew Omobamidele, Chiedozie Ogbene, Gavin Bazunu and Adam Idah are all members of the Irish senior squad with Nigerian heritage. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Inpho

It’s a small world. Isreal Ibeanu is a soccer referee in Dublin who also trains Irish sprinters of African descent. Last weekend his Titans athletics (...)

 Naomi Osaka: Has raised an interesting issue. Nobody, from athlete to manager to maor uisce owes us reporters anything. We are not a government or governing body. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Naomi Osaka has a platform, and she knows how to use it. She’s not like the athletes of yesterday, where media consumption was a necessity to boost th(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan is challenged by  Galway’s Seán Kelly during the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game at  St Jarlath’s Park in Tuam. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s nearly a bit comical to hear people raving about the quality of the football since the start of the league. It’s every week now, game after game,(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan scores a goal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Kerry people don’t often surprise me but the few days since the Dublin game have been eye opening, let’s put it that way. I wouldn’t say there’s sudde(...)

David Clifford carries during Kerry’s Allianz League draw with Dublin. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Twenty years on, Dublin and Kerry staged a revival of the 2001 Trip to Tipp and came up with the same outcome. That day was tied up by a timeless line(...)

Roscommon’s Eddie Nolan is surrounded by Dublin players during his side’s Division 1 defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Roscommon 0-16 A new season and the All-Ireland champions remain light years ahead. In the 74th minute, Cormac Costello elected to fire h(...)

Lindsay Peat celebrating a win over Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations Championship at   Energia Park, Donnybrook last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“There once was a girl called Lindsay...in 2009, she played a senior international basketball match for Ireland in the afternoon and was then flown by(...)

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